January 25, 2016 - DFEH Settles Sexual Harassment Case against Sandhu Brothers Growers in Stanislaus County.
January 11, 2016 - DFEH co-sponsors the 2016 USF Law Review and Center for Law and Ethics Symposium on January 29. Housing for Vulnerable Populations and the Middle Class: Revisiting Housing Rights and Policies in a Time of Expanding Crisis.
December 23, 2015 - ABC10 investigates Carmichael apartment complex conflict between landlord and tenants
For a complete listing of DFEH News, click here.
SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM
The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), seeks law students with a passion for enforcing the civil rights laws protecting people in the most populous and diverse state in the country. Apply through March 15, 2016 for summer 2016 opportunities. Click here for more details.
DFEH TRIBAL CONSULTATION POLICY
Review DFEH Tribal Consultation Policy.
NOTICE: DECEMBER 1, 2015
The webinar platform used by DFEH will not be available in 2016. The 2016 webinar schedule, including the sexual harassment prevention training will be announced as soon as an alternative is determined.
For a complete listing of DFEH notices, click here.
DFEH Procedural Regulations Rulemaking Action
The Department’s Amendments to its Procedural Regulations has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and was filed with the Secretary of State on June 2, 2015. The emergency regulations that this action makes permanent – which outline the pre-complaint inquiry process and make clear that there is no longer administrative adjudication of claims, i.e. the Department files complaints in civil court – remain effective and the effective date of the rest of the amendments – which only make technical and clarifying changes – is October 1, 2015.
- Notice of Approval of Emergency Regulatory Action
- Approved Emergency Text
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
- Initial Statement of Reasons
- Text of Proposed Amendments to the DFEH Procedural Regulations
- Final Statement of Reasons
- Notice of Approval
- Final Text
I WANT TO
- Login to the Online System
File an inquiry, obtain a Right to Sue notice or request public records. You can file an inquiry or request immediate Right to Sue by telephone or by mail.
- Request a Speaker
Request a DFEH representative to speak at your event or training.
- Register for a Webinar or Subscribe to Webinar Alerts
Attend monthly trainings presented by a DFEH attorney. Receive invitations and reminders about training opportunities .
- Ask a
About a final paycheck, overtime,minimum wage,vacation policy, breaks, eviction, rent or landlord/tenant issues.
- Follow the Fair Employment
and Housing Council
Effective January 1, 2013, Senate Bill 1038 eliminated the Fair Employment and Housing Commission. The Department's Fair Employment and Housing Council has assumed the former Commission's rulemaking authority. Persons interested in a gubernatorial appointment to the Fair Employment and Housing Council can apply by submitting an application online or by mail using the form on the Governor's web site. The former Commission's amended disability and pregnancy regulations, effective December 30, 2012, can be found here.
If you need a disability accommodation to access DFEH’s services, please contact Paula Pearlman, Assistant Chief Counsel and Interim ADA Coordinator, (844) 541-2877(direct), 711 relay operator, TTY: (800)700-2320 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than 48 hours before the scheduled event or meeting.
- Fair Employment and Housing Council
- U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission